Posts by: Kenneth Coronet

September 22, 2015

The Village at Legacy Pointe Named Best Place to Retire in Iowa

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The Village at Legacy Pointe was recently named the best place to retire in Iowa by Tripping.com as stated in an article written by the Dallas County News, adelnews.com on July 24th, 2015. “We’re proud to be recognized as a leader in retirement living,” said Tammy Olson, Executive Director at The Village at Legacy Pointe. “It’s wonderful, […]

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September 22, 2015

New patios are done!

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The residents stated they wanted some outside seating areas, we followed through and gave them 2 spaces to enjoy. Come enjoy these patios while the Iowa weather is allowing us to be outside!  

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September 2, 2015

Alzheimer’s Association Walk Before the Walk

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At the Village at Legacy Pointe we hosted a fundraiser for those that would not be able to attend the ALZ walk in downtown Des Moines this year. We raised over $200 and had a wonderful time with great weather. Thank you to all those for attending.

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August 24, 2015

Dancing with the Staff

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Many residents at The Village at Legacy Pointe are long-time fans of the television show “Dancing with the Stars.” This last season was no exception, especially with Iowa native, Chris Soules in the cast. The community members gathered together every week to watch the show, but when the season ended the group stopped gathering. Missing […]

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July 15, 2015

Virtual Dementia Tour

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Having hosted several tours, I can say this is an awarding experience if you truly want to have a better understanding for your loved ones daily struggle with dementia. Having watched people go through this very “simple” yet “difficult” task I can say I saw the emotions and questions begin. Various people who have completed this tour […]

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July 15, 2015

Freddy Gets a Spa Day

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Our little Freddy from Memory Care has been loving every minute with our residents. They have been reading to him, petting him, cuddling with him, or even just watching him walk the campus. He has become a huge improvement to the well-being of our residents and staff. He is now definitely the favorite staff member we have. […]

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July 10, 2015

Granny Basketball League Visits Legacy Pointe

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The Granny basketball team played our campus staff in a fun and festive community event. The residents had to opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and watch some wonderful basketball skills from all players. We are not sure who won the game, so we will just say it was a tie. Granny Basketball: Philosophy, Mission & Purpose […]

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July 8, 2015

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation: Getting you home – better, faster, stronger.

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Thriving (thr-eye-ving) 1. To grow vigorously; flourish. 2. To make steady progress; prosper In our Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation neighborhood, The Springs, it is our goal to help our residents thrive by giving them access to services and amenities you never thought existed in a rehabilitation setting. We offer outstanding services in our extraordinary, Medicare-certified community, including […]

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July 6, 2015

The Legacy Pointe Community Pets

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We have officially become proud owners of two community pets. Assisted Living has been enjoying the lovely sounds from Melon our Parakeet. Melon is a rescue pet from the ARL and is adjusting well to the residents and staff. He sits in our lobby just watching everyone pass by. If you’re in the lobby, say […]

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June 30, 2015

Senior Discounts for People Over 50

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Have you ever wondered where you can get discounts if your over 50? Well, here is a compiled list of a few places you might enjoy. Click here to view the discounts.  

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June 23, 2015

Memory Care at The Gardens – July 2015 Activities Calendar

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Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download the Memory Care Activity Calendar.

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June 23, 2015

Assisted Living at The Inn – July 2015 Activities Calendar

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Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download the Assisted Living Activity Calendar.

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June 8, 2015

Tips on Exercising and Fitness

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To get the most out of exercise and physical activity, they need to be a regular part of your life. Here are some tips to help you put physical activity at the top of your “to do” list every day. Make it a priority. Remember that being active is one of the most important things […]

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May 29, 2015

Memory Care at The Gardens – June 2015 Activities Calendar

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Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download the Memory Care Activity Calendar.

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May 29, 2015

Assisted Living at The Inn – June 2015 Activities Calendar

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Looking for that next class, club or event to inspire, delight or amaze you? Look no further. We’ve got a month full of exciting activities and we are sure you will find something that will pique your interest. » Click to download the Assisted Living Activity Calendar.

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April 30, 2015

The Treasure Cove SALE is OPEN!!

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Come see what’s for SALE! The Community room is full of some wonderful treasures. Sale Date/Times: Thursday, April 30th: 8:00am – 4:00pm Friday, May 1st: 8:00am – 4:00pm Saturday, May 2nd: 8:00am – 1:30pm

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April 28, 2015

A Dogs Trip

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This all started when the tiny, black fluff ball came to work one day with her owner, Doug Dawson, and the residents absolutely fell in love with her. Now, Nala comes to work with Doug every day, and while her owner’s job is to dispense medicine, Nala prescribes affection. Click here to view the entire […]

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April 10, 2015

Are you prepared during severe weather?

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The tornadoes that touched down in Oklahoma on March 25th were the first ones of the year. While we have severe weather drills and plans in place here at The Village at Legacy Pointe are you still prepared? When the sirens sound, it’s important for everyone to know how to take action. For some it […]

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April 9, 2015

Difference Between Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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“Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably as many people believe that one means the other. In fact, the distinction between the two diseases often causes confusion on the behalf of patients, families and caregivers. Discover how the two diagnoses, while related, are remarkably different.” For the entire article, please click here. Article provided by: […]

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April 2, 2015

Thirsty Thursday – Elderly Care: 7 Tips to Help Patients Avoid Dehydration

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For caregivers, the early warning signs of dehydration can be difficult to detect in patients. For one, elderly adults don’t feel thirst as strongly as other adults, and thirst is a common early warning sign for mild dehydration. Plus, there are a number of other reasons elderly adults face a greater risk of developing dehydration. Click […]

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April 1, 2015

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Des Moines

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To Register: 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Des Moines Date: September 19, 2015 Location: State Capitol Des Moines, IA 50319 Route Length: TBD Map Coordinator: Chantelle Mathany Phone: 515.440.2722 x8205 Email: cmathany@alz.org Learn more about our 2015 Walk Planning Committee. General Information Where do the funds go? All funds raised through Walk to End […]

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March 24, 2015

If a senior you know is taking ‘retirement’ literally . . .

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Miriam Schottland, 79, can bench press 90 pounds, putting women half her age, including the one writing this story, to shame. It wasn’t always this way. Although Schottland, an auto racing instructor, has been hitting the gym for nearly 30 years, she credits her weightlifting skills to her personal trainer at Fit, a gym in […]

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March 16, 2015

The Healing Power of Pets for Elderly People

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The benefits owning a pet is one of the reasons we are a pet friendly community. “For elderly pet owners, who often live alone or in group facilities, pets can help reduce stress, lower blood pressure, increase social interaction and physical activity and help them learn.” “A new pet can stimulate someone to read up […]

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March 16, 2015

How to Find a Retirement Home That Doesn’t Make You Feel Old

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Dread the thought of an ‘old folks’ home? These retirees deflate that stereotype. Helpful thoughts for those looking: No. 1: Think resort community, not retirement home. No. 2: Keep continuing care in mind but out of sight. No. 3: Get involved before you move. No. 4: Allow plenty of time to review your options. No. […]

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March 11, 2015

WWII Vet Wept After This Was Found in a Thrift Store 70 Years Later

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Bill Moore served in Europe during WWII. Like most of the American soldiers, he wrote many letters to keep in touch with his family back home.Moore couldn’t have expected a woman to find one of his letters (almost 70 years later) in a record sleeve at a thrift store not far from where he lives […]

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March 9, 2015

What’s the Difference Between Skilled Nursing and a Nursing Home?

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When it comes to senior living, many terms get thrown around: skilled nursing and nursing homes are two examples. Oftentimes, the terms are used interchangeably. The confusion leaves many caregivers asking, “is there a difference between skilled nursing and a nursing home, and if so, what’s the difference? Published on agingcar.com and written by Marlo Sollitto. To read […]

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March 4, 2015

What senior citizens and veterans have in common.

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“…both groups can find themselves outside of mainstream society. They may have personal issues and struggles that can only be understood by folks with similar experiences.” Published on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 on Iodinews.com and written by Steve Hansen. To read the full article, please click here.

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March 3, 2015

Looks Like An Ordinary Nursing Home, But What They Did Inside? UNBELIEVABLE

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There’s something so powerful about music and the way it speaks to our souls. You’re about to watch a video about this power that made one news anchor break down in tears. Many health benefits are associated with music, especially for seniors who struggle with dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges. Published on LittleThings.com and […]

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February 27, 2015

Does a heated garage sound nice today?

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We have a warm underground heated garage stalls for days like today.  No waiting for your car to heat up and no walking to your car in this weather. Wind Chill Advisory for Much of Iowa North central and eastern Iowa counties are part of a Wind Chill Advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. Temperatures […]

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February 26, 2015

Virtual Dementia Tour – Do you want to experience the tour?

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It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to live with memory loss as so many friends and loved ones do. That’s precisely why we’re inviting guests to take a walk in their shoes. When you wear these specialty earphones, glasses, gloves and more during your Virtual Dementia Tour, you’ll experience everyday challenges in a whole new way. More […]

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February 26, 2015

A simple invention, designed to keep someone… a grandparent/parent safe.

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Technology In Senior Care – I admire this young man’s focus on improving the lives of elders.This is a wonderful idea for those who wander. The use of technology will become very helpful for the future of caregivers. 60% of people with dementia wander off, an issue that can prove hugely stressful for both patients […]

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February 26, 2015

‘As simple as holding hands’ – Creating bonds when memory fades.

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Karen Chen has always been close to her mom, who was the backbone of the military family as it frequently moved. But in the last year, that closeness has been altered as Chen’s 80-year-old mother slipped into dementia. “I felt like I didn’t need therapy because I could call her,” says Chen of her past […]

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February 26, 2015

Time to feel inspired!

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Make it a great day. Video Credits: Published on Dec 19, 2014 Disco fever is alive and well in Auckland where 52 residents and staff at Edmund Hillary Retirement Village joined forces to create their own Saturday Night Fever in November 2014. The cast had a combined age of more than 3900 years and Remuera’s […]

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February 26, 2015

30 Fitness Facts & Tips Especially for Caregivers

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If you don’t find time for exercise, you might have to find time for illness. A few tips below… to see more, click here. 1. If you don’t exercise for your body type, you will never get the body you desire regardless of how long and hard you work out. 2. If you’re looking to […]

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February 26, 2015

My Brain Matters – Helping to Wipe Out Alzheimer’s

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Quick Facts: • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. • By 2050, this number could be as high as 16 million. • Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops the disease. • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. • In her 60s, a woman’s estimated lifetime risk for […]

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February 3, 2015

Local Business and Neighbor

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Superbowl was a huge event on Sunday and our local neighbor business has made it prime time. Stivers has become part of our daily work flow, while it may be tough for some to locate our campus their business has become a landmark to finding us. Here is their Sunday Superbowl commercial.  

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